Monday, July 27, 2009

Makeover Monday: The Eye Opener

They say the eyes are the window to the soul.... as a celebrity makeup artist, I couldn't agree more.

When working with the eyes,  two of the most important things that every woman wants are big beautiful eyes and the perfect lashes.

It's a known fact that open eyes help you look brighter and more awake. I've created a technique known as the eye opener

Start with the clean sweep method, taking your eyeshadow color from the inside corner to the outside corner, lash line to crease line. Next, look straight ahead into your mirror, take the same color of eyeshadow and place it right above the color of your lid, so that it's above the crease. Make sure  to blend the edge out and up, especially towards the outside corner. Finish by filling in any area of the lid that the eyeshadow hasn't covered yet.

The proper way to curl your lash will also  open your eyes. The best way to benefit from curling your eyelashes is to first place the curler as close to the root of your lashes as possible. I prefer the tarte eyelash curler. I find it to be more gentle and effective than other eyelash curlers. After getting a bend at the root, slightly open the curler, slide to mid-lash and curl again. If you have long enough lashes, take the curler to the ends of your lash and continue with a gentle curl. Using this  technique will create a more natural curl and longer lashes, giving the eye a more open appearance; especially after mascara!

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